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Will climbing hydrangea grow along a privet hedge?

Hi. Naive question I know, but....

My neighbor has a privacy hedge....I believe it is a privet hedge, but I am not sure...perhaps 8 feet tall and very wide.

My side of the hedge has very little foliage, I suspect because of shade.

If I plant a climbing hydrangea at the base of the hedge on my side, will it eventually spread along my side of the hedge? Or does it need something more solid to spread?

Thanks in advance,


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This ivy-like climber and its cousins tend to grow well on tree trunk, the outside of houses, fences and ground cover. If may grow into the privet hedge but I am not sure just how well it will be able to do that. There is going to be competition for food, water and light so I am not sure how the other shrub will react to that.

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